Blount Signed Through 2011

November 23rd, 2010

98591948ES009_Tampa_Bay_BucJoe goes through the daily hate mail, love letters and Viagra ads in his inbox and will sometimes try to answer a question burning up the minds and hearts of Bucs fans.

Over the past couple of weeks, fans have asked Joe about the contract status of rookie LeGarrette Blount, who was signed off the street after being cut by the Titans before opening day.

Some fear the manbeast in the Bucs offense could walk after the season.

Don’t worry. Per a source with intimate knowledge of Blount’s contract, Joe has learned Blount signed a two-year deal with Tampa Bay this summer. So if there is a next season, he’ll be back and playing for the Bucs on the cheap, assuming he doesn’t try to squeeze Team Glazer for a new deal.  

Undrafted rookies sign three-year deals or less. Two years is the most common.

Beyond that, if the NFL collective bargaining agreement remains the same, Blount could be offered an “exclusive rights tender” by the Bucs after 2011, or a fancy new deal.

Exclusive rights tenders for third-year players don’t pay much. So that all could get extraordinarily messy if Blount has a great 2011 season.

Joe would love to see Blount close out 2010 with 1,000 yards and get rewarded by Team Glazer.

7 Responses to “Blount Signed Through 2011”

  1. sunrisejeff Says:

    Same here Joe. Would be nice to head into the next couple drafts with one less piece of the “puzzle” to find.

  2. CreamsiclePasties Says:

    I say you wait until next season…the guy’s under contract, so he’s not going anywhere. Make him prove he’s going to be an every down/4 ypc type of back….see how he handles success. I say you target wk 6 of next year for negotiations.

  3. Patrick Says:

    Well, LeGarrette Blount currently has 441 yards on the season. If he is to reach 1,000 yards on the season, he’ll have to average 93.16 yards per game for the rest of the year.

    I think he can do it!

  4. Will the Beast Says:

    You don’t bring a knife to a gun fight but a Blount Object will help. Pound the Rock big fella hurdle run over run through run around just keep stacking and packing we got you covered

  5. CyberDilemma Says:

    I believe, since Blount was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Bucs, they inherited the two-year contract he signed with the Titans.

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  7. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I read a Tennessee blog where they are calling for Jeff Fishers head for letting Blount get away. Tampa was fortunate to grab him, and much credit must go to Mark Dominick.